We were so obsessed with the ah-mazing looks at Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, because they managed to combine decadent glamour with a touch of fresh-faced innocence.
To create a similar effect on Danielle, Mellinger used a fluffy brush to apply the multi-use stick on her eyes, blending it up into the crease, and then used the cream liner along the lash line to give weight to the lash. She used the brow pencil to extend the brow, making it more exaggerated. The key to pulling this technique off is to fill in your brows, then start drawing down past the end, making sure you keep going in the direction the brow is naturally going, tapering it off about a quarter of an inch past the end. The line should be soft and tapered, not hard.
For the mascara, Mellinger applied it in a back and forth sweeping motion on the lashes in order to get that fullness. To keep the mascara from printing, she suggests holding your thumb against your eyelid as you apply, so any excess will mark up your finger, not your lids.
The lipstick was applied on the lips using a brush, then blotted out with a tissue to create a matte stain. Mellinger then added a tiny bit of the multi-use color to the very center of the lips to add dimension and bring out the curve of the lip, giving Danielle that babydoll pout. The lipstick was also swiped on the apples of Danielle's cheeks and blended out for a healthy flush. "In a pinch, lipstick is great [as a blush]," says Mellinger. "People don't think to carry around a blush, but everyone's got a lipstick on them. It helps to instantly wake up your face."
Photographed by Erin Yamagata, Makeup by Katie Mellinger at KESS Agency